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Palacio da Pena, Sintra  

Palacio da Pena, Sintra

The summer home of the Portuguese monarchs perched on a hilltop overlooking Sintra.
Happy New Year from Lisbon

January 2nd 2008
I barely managed to extricate myself from a serious clinch with a travel friend in time to catch the overnight bus from Seville to Lisbon, and send a cyber kiss to you cherie *mwah - mwah*. Eurolines decided, in their infinite wisdom, to schedule a traveller friendly departure time of midnight for the bus from southern Spain to the Portuguese capital, and to top it off the bus was scheduled to arr ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Lisbon & Tagus Valley » Lisbon

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
26th July 2012


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